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A Johnson County man has been indicted on a charge of murder

A Lawrence County grand jury has handed down a murder indictment against 34 year old Joshua Fitzpatrick of Paintsville. Fitzpatrick is charged with murder in connection with the death of Johnny K. Maynard. Police reports state that Trooper Devan Cleaver was attempting to make a traffic stop for violations involving Fitzpatrick. Police say Fitzpatrick proceeded to attempt to elude trooper Cleaver at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the path of a motorcycle being operated by Maynard. The crash took place at the intersection of B street and Ky 644 in Lawrence County.

Filed under: Lawrence Co. | Arrests | Announcements | Court cases


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